Top prospects lead Yankees' list of 20 NRIs
TAMPA, Fla. -- The Yankees' promising farm system will be on display during Spring Training. The club announced on Friday that 20 additional players are set to attend camp as non-roster invitees, including their Nos. 2 through 4 prospects as rated by MLB Pipeline: right-hander Chance Adams, outfielder Estevan Florial and left-hander Justus Sheffield.
That trio is set to join several other touted talents, including infielders Gleyber Torres (No. 1), Miguel Andujar (No. 5) and Thairo Estrada (No. 16), plus right-handers Domingo Acevedo (No. 6) and Albert Abreu (No. 7), who are listed on the 40-man roster.
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Infielder Nick Solak (No. 8), right-hander Dillon Tate (No. 12), right-hander Taylor Widener (No. 14) and right-hander Cody Carroll (No. 24) -- also listed on MLB Pipeline's Yankees Top 30 -- also received non-roster invitations and will have opportunities to impress the big league staff.
Other non-roster invitees include: right-hander Cale Coshow, right-hander Raynel Espinal, right-hander J.P. Feyereisen, infielder Kyle Holder, right-hander Brady Lail and catcher Jorge Saez.
"We feel like we're in pretty good shape from an organizational standpoint, in that the cupboard is pretty full," manager Aaron Boone said. "We have a couple of guys that we feel very good about that have a chance to be real contributors at some point this year and will provide depth."
Seven players were signed to Minor League contracts with invitations to big league camp: catcher Francisco Diaz, infielder Danny Espinosa, right-hander David Hale, catcher Erik Kratz, left-hander Wade LeBlanc, catcher Chace Numata and infielder Jace Peterson.
Boone has said that he expects Espinosa and Peterson to compete for the starting jobs at second and third base, competing against Andujar, Estrada, Torres, Ronald Torreyes and Tyler Wade. LeBlanc, who pitched briefly for the Yankees in 2014, will challenge for a bullpen role.
There are 60 players scheduled to report to camp, with pitchers and catchers due to arrive in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 13. The team's first workout is Feb. 14.